Although I haven’t been able to post as much as I originally wanted to, I’m so glad I have the blog for moments like these! Looking at the before photos of the master is crazy. Even though we’re just putting on the final touches, and haven’t even decorated, I can’t get over the difference. It’s true: it’s amazing what a coat of paint (and shiplap and refinished hardwood floors) will do.
The wallpaper was the epitome of the 60’s and I can’t find ANYTHING on Google for built-in headboard, but hey, there’s a first for everything.
Step 1. Stare at how ugly and dark it is. And remove carpet!
We were so lucky that there were beautiful, untouched hardwood floors throughout (something we looked for the first time we saw the house). They have since been stained a gorgeous dark, espresso finish. Pictures to follow.
Step 2. Aggressively remove wallpaper.
Step 3. Paint built-in headboard white because we’re not sure what the situation behind it may be. We used Benjamin Moore’s Simply White.
Step 4. Semi-dissemble built-in closet/nook that we have a love/hate relationship with.
The walls have that funky, spotted look because of the wallpaper adhesive. Also, most of the walls in the house are something called horsehair plaster. These usually need new drywall/plaster, so this led us to my favorite step yet: SHIPLAP.
It requires a lot of measuring.
And caulking. This man is a god.
Okay, now it’s coming together, right??
Finally: Spray paint radiators.
So, here’s a sneak peak of where we’re at now:
We chose Behr’s Burnished Clay for the walls because these can’t be any ol’ white shiplapped walls. We’re super close to the end and I can’t wait to share the final result! I’ll also put together a quick post on how exactly we shiplapped the walls (as first-timers).